Wahlenbergia abyssinica (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Thulin

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Wahlenbergia abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Tessa's Pool back to Outward Bound, Chimanimani.

Wahlenbergia abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Tessa's Pool back to Outward Bound, Chimanimani.

Wahlenbergia abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Tessa's Pool back to Outward Bound, Chimanimani.

Wahlenbergia abyssinica

Photo: Bart Wursten
Path from Tessa's Pool back to Outward Bound, Chimanimani.

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Synonyms: Lightfootia abyssinica Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or perennial herb, up to 90 cm, growing from a taproot. Stems 1 to several. Leaves alternate, sessile, linear to lanceolate. Inflorescence mostly lax. Corolla blue, yellowish or rarely reddish, split almost to the base into linear lobes, slightly hairy inside near the base, glabrous outside.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: abyssinica: of Abyssinia (Ethiopia)
Habitat: In woodland, grassland, forest clearings, roadsides and old cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From South Africa north to Ethiopia and Somalia. Also in Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 7 March 2007
Literature:

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 64.


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African Plant Database: Wahlenbergia abyssinica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Wahlenbergia abyssinica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Wahlenbergia abyssinica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Wahlenbergia abyssinica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Wahlenbergia abyssinica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Wahlenbergia abyssinica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Wahlenbergia abyssinica
Ispot Southern Africa : Wahlenbergia abyssinica
JSTOR Plant Science: Wahlenbergia abyssinica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Wahlenbergia abyssinica
Tropicos: Wahlenbergia abyssinica
West African Plants database: Wahlenbergia abyssinica


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Wahlenbergia abyssinica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=157540, retrieved 26 May 2016

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